The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Sophos products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Reading region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Sophos PLC.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 66 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Sophos 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.11% - -
As % of the Vendors category 0.23% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£388 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £455 £350
% change year-on-year
-26.37% +30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.25 £23.50 -
% change year-on-year
-52.12% -
Vendors Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
432 501 646
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 48.54% 51.49% 53.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 189 203
Average daily rate £375 £364 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.09% +6.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £140 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 28 32
Average hourly rate £17.07 £27.50 £15.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.92% +76.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 £31.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
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Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Sophos across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Sophos Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Sophos
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Sophos across the Reading region.

Sophos Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Sophos
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Sophos also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Sophos.

1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) AIX
1 2 (100.00%) Solaris
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) EMC NetWorker
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) CentOS
1 2 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) EMC
2 1 (50.00%) Intel
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Linux

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Sophos also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Sophos. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Systems Administrator
1 2 (100.00%) Administrator
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX Administrator
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) AIX
1 2 (100.00%) Solaris
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) CentOS
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) EMC
1 2 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Intel
2 1 (50.00%) HP